With crude oil prices flirting with $70 a barrel, prices at the pump are predictably climbing higher.
A gallon of unleaded regular gasoline was selling for an average of $2.59 on Tuesday, up 6 cents from Friday, March 31, and 9 cents from a week ago.
One month ago, the fuel was selling for an average of $2.28 a gallon. So prices have jumped 31 cents a gallon over the past month. One year ago, regular unleaded was selling for an average of $2.17 a gallon.
Diesel fuel prices are rising as well, up 3 cents from four days earlier. The average selling price for diesel fuel was $2.69 a gallon on Tuesday. One month ago, diesel fuel was selling for an average of $2.58 a gallon. One year ago, the average selling price was $2.31 a gallon, according to AAA, of Hawthorne, Fla.
AAA surveys 85,000 self-serve stations across the country and posts its findings on www.fuelgaugereport.com
The price of crude oil retreated to around $66.35 a barrel on Tuesday, after nearing the $70 mark on Monday, April 3.
The highest price spotted for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.27 a gallon in Makawao, Hawaii, according to GasPriceWatch.com. The lowest price found was $2.05 a gallon in Salt Lake City.
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